A really great set from the young David Schnitter – already a tremendous voice on the tenor sax, as you'll hear in this tasty little session! The format here is open and flowing – long tunes that bubble with the best sense of soul jazz that Muse had to offer, played by a quartet that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Betty Carter – much more sophisticated than some of her 60s work! Betty's captured here in her hip trio format that she developed to fantastic heights during the 70s. Betty sings standards and originals with a warmth an imagination that we can hardly describe accurately ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)
Fantastic work from the team of Ted Curson and Bill Barron – a rare French session from 1964, one that captures all the brilliance of their American work from the early 60s! The set features the pair playing in an extremely fragmented mode – no doubt inspired by the recent loss of Eric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, a sticker spot, and a promo sticker.)
A lovely record from Woody – one of his excellent and understated sides from the early 80s, recorded with a quartet that includes Cedar Walton on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Victor Jones on drums. The tunes are mostly standards, but they're handled with a soulful depth that really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy tenor from one of the 50s greats – not really rock and roll, so much as it is some tenor-heavy R&B, with plenty of jazz too! Titles include "That's The Groovy Thing", "Jump Red Jump", "Blow Your Horn", "Little Jamie", "Hand Clappin" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)
McCoy Tyner —
Together ... LP Milestone, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
What can we say? Trane's work for Atlantic is still some of his best – and the versions of tunes on this album remain as some of the best-remembered tracks in his rich rich bag of songs. Titles include "Giant Steps", "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Equinox", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
In Chicago, the cult of Bird fanatics probably lived harder than in other cities – and in the few decades after Charlie Parker's death, the city was host to annual Bird Memorial concerts during the month of August. This obscure 2LP set on Cadet does a good job of documenting the energy and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Herbie Mann's biggest albums – and one of his funkiest too! The cover's a bit of an off-putter – although it probably helped sell the record, back in the day – but the grooves are as rock-solid as anything that Herbie cut at the time – tight, focused, and a perfect ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great later effort from tenor sax giant Charlie Rouse – a record that's quite different than his 50s hardbop or his 60s modernist work with Thelonious Monk – but still pretty darn great in its own sort of way! The album features Rouse working with a larger ensemble in a batch of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a sticker spot.)
One of Sonny Stitt's best albums of straight jazz from the 70s – and an album that reunites him with Art Blakey, in their first meeting since the pair recorded in the early 60s for Impulse! Blakey's working here with an unusual version of the Jazz Messengers – one that features older ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That's right, count 'em – 88 keys on the piano in all, and Ahmad does a pretty good job of hitting them all in this early album of piano virtuosity! The album's amazing – set the pace for a whole new generation of piano expressiveness, with a cool and earthy approach that also still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)
Unlike Ahmad's other LPs for 20th Century, this one's a fairly straight set of tracks, with (mostly) acoustic piano (although he does play Fender Rhodes on one track). He's backed by a nice combo that features Calvin Keys on guitar, Frank Gant on drums, John Hurd on bass, and Selden Newton on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Marion Brown —
Duets ... LP Arista Freedom, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
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Features some wonderful duets with Wadada Leo Smith! LP, Vinyl record album
A great post-CTI session from Freddie Hubbard – one that has him blowing over sweet arrangements from Bob James, who manages to keep things full, yet soulful throughout! There's a lot of instrumentation backing Freddie up for the date – full horns, strings, and even a bit of chorus ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant 70s work from McCoy Tyner – a post-Coltrane batch of spiritual soaring jazz tracks, played and written by the man who's got more right to the style than just about anyone else! Tyner's joined by a pretty strong batch of players – including reedmen Gary Bartz on soprano and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nicely expanded take on the Ahmad Jamal sound of the early 60s – one that adds in guitar from Ray Crawford and violin from Joe Kennedy to Jamal's usual trio grooving! The main focus here is often still on the core group – which features Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, in a black & white cover.)
A hip west coast set from Ahmad Jamal – recorded up in British Columbia with a quintet lineup – all in a sound that's even more spacious and free-flowing than some of his Impulse albums from the same stretch! The group features the mighty Calvin Keys on guitar, plus John Heard on bass, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of residue near the top left corner.)
Miles Davis —
Tutu ... LP Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ...
A nice collaboration between Miles and Marcus Miller from the latter part of Miles career. As much of the recording here is overdubbed, with many multiple instruments played by Miller, it doesn't have the improvised vibe of Miles' classic performances, but the songwriting and arrangements are head ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Don't let the "horns" in the title put you off – because the record's not a hokey "with horns" record by Miles, but a batch of all-star sessions that has him playing with some really tremendous contemporaries! The set compiles early Miles Davis sides from two different ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful little record by Miles Davis – oft overlooked next to some of the better-titled Prestige sessions of the 50s, but a great one nonetheless! The session features Miles working with trio backing from Red Garland on piano, Oscar Pettford on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mid 60s issue of earlier work that Miles cut in the 50s – some great tracks that show him breaking from the tighter shorter bop work of the earlier years, and heading into some stretched out sides that have a very open-ended approach. The group on the session is mostly a quartet – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great bit of Latin from Cal Tjader – recorded during his early years on Concord, but with all the best touches of his 70s work for Fantasy! The group features some tight piano from Mark Levine – who also plays Fender Rhodes – an electric touch that always sounds great with Cal's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charlie Haden —
Closeness ... LP Horizon/A&M, 1976. Used Gatefold ...
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One of Charlie's best albums of the 70s – a beautifully stripped down set of duets with well-matched players that include Alice Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, and Keith Jarrett! The spare format is an extremely wonderful showcase for Haden's expressive bass work – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a small peeled spot from an old sticker.)
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album of the New York downtown scene – and one of the most groundbreaking guitar jazz albums of the 70s! James Blood Ulmer plays here with members of Ornette Coleman's group of the time – including Ornette himself, Denardo Coleman, and Jaamaladeen Tacuma. The style is very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds here – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key early moment for Keith Jarrett – his first-ever solo album, recorded in the early 70s for ECM – and the start of a huge legacy of later work! Before this set, Jarrett had recorded some compelling trio material for Atlantic – and he was also exploring more spiritually ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky funky Don Ellis – a great set of electric groovers released at the same time that Don scored big with his soundtrack for The French Connection! As you'd guess from the title, the feel here is quite similar – funky electric big band jazz, with a very hip 70s action soundtrack feel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Elmer Bernstein wrote the score to Otto Preminger's chilling film version of Nelson Algren's book The Man With The Golden Arm – a sad tale of jazz, gambling, and heroin addiction on the streets of Chicago (not far from Dusty Groove, in fact!) ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on the front.)
Count Basie with Oliver Nelson —
Afrique ... LP Flying Dutchman, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of the deepest albums that Count Basie ever recorded – thanks to some great arrangements and backings by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's working in the same groovy mode he used with Jimmy Smith's excellent Verve sessions – and although the record doesn't have the same sort of star soloist ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album by Marian McPartland – a bit "high concept", but that's what makes it work! Marian's usually sleepy trio is augmented by cello and harp – and instead of turning the record into a snooze fest, the added strings actually give it a slightly darker quality than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and a split top seam.)
Great early stuff by Lou! No, the record doesn't have funky David Axelrod arrangements – but it does have some great jazzy backing by Benny Carter, which gives Lou's sweet soulful voice a great platform to riff off of. The record's one of Lou's jazziest, and it's mostly tight and swinging ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great example of the strength of the MPS label in the trad jazz side of the spectrum – a well-done session that features Tate's tenor in a small "celebrity club" group that includes Wilbur Bascomb on trumpet, Ben Richardson on clarinet and alto, Nat Pierce on piano, and Eddie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a center split spine & an unglued bottom seam.)
Fantastic 70s work by Ahmad Jamal – the kind of record you look for for years, and are always disappointed when you end up buying a more straight-ahead session! The album features Jamal on both Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano – working in a trio format, plus percussion, with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early gem from trumpeter Tom Browne – a set that not only firmly established Browne as one of the best young players of his generation, but which also paved the way for a whole new direction for jazz funk in the 80s! The record is a perfect example of how great the mix of R&B rhythms ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a rare few albums done by pianist Cecil Taylor for the Blue Note label in the 60s – some of the most outside work recorded for the imprint at the time! The word "structures" here is perhaps a bit misplaced – as the work has a strong sense of freedom with the soloists ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing.)
Miroslav Vitous —
Purple ... LP CBS/Sony (Japan), 1970. Very Good+ ...
A really unusual Japanese session from this ultra hip bassist – and an early one too! The album features a shifting lineup of players – with Joe Zawinul on electric piano on two tracks with Billy Cobham on drums, one more with John McLaughlin's guitar next to Cobham and Vitous, and two ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
Titles include "Gina", "That's The Way Of The World", "Personality", "Day By Day", "So Hard To Let Go", "He's Armed & Dangerous", "Najee's Nasty Groove", and "Tonight I'm Yours". LP, Vinyl record album
Cy hits the funky 70s – grooving with some bigger orchestrations, and playing both acoustic and electric keyboards – in a mode that's kind of easy meets jazz meets disco! The sound is actually nice for Coleman – who was better off in a tighter studio session than a smaller freer ... (Now Sound, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If 2 mixes of the seminal electro/jazz classic "Rain Forest" isn't enough to sell you on this album, you might like to know you'll really get your fix for 808 and 909 on these nice jazzy tracks, that really did sound like the future of music to us back in the 80s. Also includes "King ... (Hip Hop, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully mixed-up, messed-up batch of jazzy tracks from the great Steve Marcus – working here at the height of his late 60s powers on Atlantic's ultra-cool Vortex label! As with other Marcus albums of the time, there's kind of a long haired, freewheeling energy to the set – jazz ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a sticker spot, and light wear.)
A fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles with some of the more keyboard-oriented funk that was coming out of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keyboardist Warren Bernhardt was always a key part of the fusion scene in the late 70s – but he was also a musician who was maybe a bit apart from it, too – as he would allow himself some more introspective moments than some of his contemporaries – even while turning out some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a promo sticker, and some wear.)
A great little album of jazzy soul – the second that Seawind cut for CTI, and very much an extension of the first! The album's got a breezy west coast fusion sound – kind of like work that was coming out of Fantasy Records, or some of the more obscure independent fusion albums at the ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet early CTI work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – the kind of groundbreaking electric jazz that really helped him find a new space in the 70s! The album follows strongly from Freddie's classic Red Clay set for CTI – and like that one, it features extended tracks that build ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 70s 2LP set that brings together some key material from Miles first few years at Prestige – tunes that were mostly issued on the albums Early Miles and Conception. The work is about as classic as you can get from Miles' early years – with players that include Sonny Rollins on tenor, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 classic Miles/Coltrane albums are compiled here on a nice double LP set with good extra notes on the sessions. Miles and Trane are backed by the classic Red Garland/Paul Chambers/Philly Joe Jones rhythm section, and the set appears to include a few more tracks than the original LPs (although we'r ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little session by Jackie McLean – recorded in 1962 by Blue Note, but not issued until years later, only initially in Japan! The album's one of Jackie's last pure hardbop sides – recorded in the pivotal year of 1962, when he was just beginning to dip his toe into modernist ideas ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jerome Harris —
Algorithms ... LP Minor Music (Germany), 1986. Used ...
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Features Jerome Harris on guitar – with Marty Erlich on alto and soprano sax, Ken Werner on piano and keyboards, Mark Helias on bass, Pheeroan AkLaff on drums, and Anette Lipson on percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a PSI sticker, and a small cutout mark.)
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimmy Smith —
Monster ... LP Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Totally cool Jimmy Smith album that has him playing a lot of funky groovy versions of TV and Film themes, like "Goldfinger", "Theme From The Munsters", "Theme From Man With the Golden Arm", and "Theme From Bewitched". Oliver Nelson leads a large band and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original gatefold copy! Cover has a small cutout hole in one corner.)
Daniel Ponce —
Arawe ... LP Island, 1987. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Titles include "No Comprendo", "Arawe", "Holiday", "Oromi", and "Pachanga". (Latin, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
A 2LP set that collects some of Ahmad Jamal's best work for Argo and Chess – put together with a really wonderful selection of tunes! Some of the tracks feature Jamal in his standard trio format, especially caught live, which was always a success – but others feature larger backings, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of 70s funk from Germany! This rare 1975 set was the brainchild of 3 of Germany's funkiest jazz players – drummer Charly Antolini, whose drums crackled on some of the best MPS recordings; keyboardist Max Greger Jr, who made some great straighter albums in the 60s; and bassist ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic session of music from the mighty Raymond Scott – performed here by a small combo led by Scott's old tenor player Dave Harris! All of the tunes here were written by Scott, and many are of the vintage that stretches back to his cool cartoon work – those jaunty, jagged little ... (Now Sound, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-titled album from Japanese pianist Ryo Fukui – one that's got a warm sense of flow that takes it well past conventional piano trio work! The group here features Fukui on piano, Satoshi Denpo on bass, and Yoshinori Fukui on drums – all working together beautifully as a unit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition half-speed mastering on 180 gram vinyl!)
Lyrical magic from pianist Ryo Fukui – a lost gem from the Japanese scene of the 70s, and a beautifully flowing album throughout! Fukui's got a wide-open touch to the piano that we totally love – and is easily one of the best of his contemporaries on the Japanese trio scene of the time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition half-speed mastering on 180 gram vinyl!)
A fantastic little record that's everything promised in the title – this fantastic fusion of Greek musical traditions with a spiritual sense of jazz – completely unlike anything else we've ever heard! Sure, there'd been previous attempts to merge such modes – like the Greek ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dharma are taking on a different approach here – dropping the Quintet from their name, even though they're still a five piece – and working on a number of shorter tracks that are in contrast to the longer improvisations on previous albums! Yet despite the change, there's still a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)
Snoopy's in the title, but the music here is quite far from the Peanuts jazz of Vince Guaraldi – given that the Dharma combo were one of the most on-fire avant combos of the French scene in the 70s! The group here is a trio, not their usual quintet formation – a lineup that really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)
The first amazing album from Dharma Quintet – an important force on the French avant jazz scene at the start of the 70s, even though most of their outside attention was from their work with other musicians! Yet together, there's a power to the group that's really striking – almost a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)
A great slice of Herbie Hancock from the early 80s – a broadcast performance recorded during the height of his electric years, but one that's a great reminder of his acoustic talents too! This set's no Rockit performance – and instead, it features an excellent group that includes a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from Hermeto Pascoal – an artist who first set the world of Brazilian music on fire in the early 70s, and has continued to be one of its most creative talents for decades! One of the great things about Hermeto is not only his own talents as a composer and instrumentalist, ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
When Jessica Lauren first grabbed our ears 20 years ago, she was a keyboardist on the London contemporary scene – but with a much deeper jazz vision than most – an artist whose appearances on record always made any sort of song come across with a spiritual sound that was unique for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from Chip Wickham – a spiritual reedman who can be light on the flute at some points, then go deep on baritone sax at others – really showing this strong range of expression that's as powerful as the modal rhythms in his music! We totally loved Chip's first album, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators —
Scorpio Man ... LP Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ...
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Ernie Hawks looks right out of the 70s on the cover – with his long hair, fringe jacket, and fiercely-held flute – which he mixes here with some great grooves from the Soul Investigators, in a vibe that's maybe even better than classic! The album's all instrumental, and has this ... (Deep Funk, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chip Wickham —
La Sombra ... LP Lovemonk (Spain), 2017. New Copy ...
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Sublime spiritual sounds from reedman Chip Wickham – part of the new revival of soulful 70s modes that we see in the music of Nat Birchall and Matthew Halsall! Chip lists both of these musicians as key influence in the notes, and we can definitely hear that in the music, too – which is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Crackling funky fusion from Tony Williams' "new" version of his classic Lifetime group – a quartet that featured some smoking guitar work by jazz rock legend Allan Holdsworth! The sound on the set is very full-on and jamming – fuzzed-out guitars taking over most of the tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great little album – one that really gets at the bright, joyous feel that Clark Terry brings to his music! Despite the "happy" in the title – which might make you think this one would be a bit silly – the album's a pretty great record! Terry plays both trumpet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very nice set of moody mellow late-nite tracks from Chicago tenorist Tab Smith. Although Smith played for years in bands such as those of Basie and Lucky Millinder, this is one of the few records he ever cut under his own name. The session's got Smith fronting solos with uncredited backing by a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has splitting seams.)
Lee Konitz —
Motion ... LP Verve, Early 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ...
A pivotal album in the career of Lee Konitz – and one that shows him really stretching out, past his tightly arranged style of the 50s! Lee's working here in a fairly free trio setting – backed by only Sonny Dallas on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Jones plays loosely and openly on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sessions like this are proof that Jimmy was one of the most fantastic organ players ever – as his work with large arrangements (supplied here by Claus Ogerman) always seems to groove better than his work with small combos. His sound is impeccable, and he soars ahead of the rest of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great 60s take on bossa nova – served up by Japanese guitarist Shungo Sawada and a host of all-star guests! The format's a bit like some of the American extrapolations of bossa at the time – particularly work on Verve Records – with Shungo's guitar dancing brightly in the lead, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy cover with booklet and obi! Inside cover has some very light aging, but this is a great copy.)
A rare gem from trumpeter Jack Sheldon – cut back in the days when he was a core west coast bopper, playing in small group formats, without any singing or any of the gimmicks of later albums! The set's got Jack leading a group that includes Zoot Sims, Walter Norris, Bob Whitlock, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Eddie Palmieri's greatest albums – and certainly one of the most mindblowingly creative! The album encompasses all the grooves stated in the title, and then some – as Eddie works with a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, crafting tunes that are long and exploratory, ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Volume 3 of Lockjaw's classic early Cookbook sessions – cut for Prestige in a key transitional moment, when Lock was trying to break past the R&B roots of earlier years, and emerge as a more sophisticated jazz soloist, capable of carrying an idea way past the short format of singles and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp – record and cover are nice!)
The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Record and cover are nice – save for a small bit of aging on back cover.)
Jimmy Smith heard in the kind of setting that spawned him – playing live at Delaware's Club Baby Grand – just the sort of smoky little jazz room that initially fostered his talents! The liveness of the set brings a really nice edge to the album – a sound that's grittier than some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking work in the field of jazz trombone – a unique 4 trombone session that features the talents of JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, and Willie Dennis – all set to rhythm by the trio of John Lewis on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The players all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard-swinging jazz from one of Europe's greatest talents of the 60s! East European bandleader Gustav Brom was one of the hippest guys in his field – and had a rich talent for mixing together many different strands of jazz into a tight hard sound that really packs a punch! The general groove ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Speakers Corner pressing – long out of print!)
A pretty great little live set – recorded at the Montreux Jazz fest in 1973, and featuring one of the better McCoy Tyner groups of the time! The album's a key set in McCoy's stretching out after the passing of Coltrane – a record that draws strongly from his 60s spiritual heritage, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice one from Mongo's jazzy electric period – and a record that has him playing with a good jazz group that includes Tony Hinson on tenor and flute, Sam Furnace on alto and soprano, Bobby Sanabria on drums and timbales – and guest appearances by Hilton Ruiz and Lew Soloff. The tracks ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album